Image via Art of Kawaii (click on it to go there)
I have never celebrated Valentines Day. Not even when I was younger. It was interesting to watch other people get caught up in the spirit of love or whatevs. I once received flowers and a teddy bear when I was at university, but that is another story for another day.
As you know I’ve been tweeting over at CurateZAR‘s account this week. Every week a different South African tweets from that account and shares some of their experiences. It is a lovely way to see how different & similar some of our experiences are. I’ve even followed some other Rotation Curation accounts. I feel like my whole world just got bigger. One of the people following @CurateZAR is Sonia Cabano and she told me about a kitchen party she was hosting on Valentines Day at the V&A Waterfront Food Market. Food is my first love, so I took my beloved Marcee with me and we went to go and celebrate our love for food
Hope you had a great valentines day. Food & I really enjoyed our day together
This book was both beautiful and challenging. I cannot explain how completely focused I was while reading it. William Faulkner is a genius and now I want to read another one of his books. He just has a such a way with words.
I was supposed to read this book while I was on holiday in December but I haven’t taken a holiday as yet (don’t ask). It was a lovely way to start a year of reading
I keep telling you that Nancy and I are twin souls. I love popcorn so much. This is probably what addiction feels like. I try to eat popcorn every single day. The only reason I don’t is because Marcee side eyes me and complains that I need to eat ‘healthy’ food. Aren’t ‘seeds’ good for you? Ha ha ha ha.
Click on Image to go to Nancy is Happy Scans
Once in a while I come across an interview with an author that makes me want to go out and buy their books. This is one of those interviews. Adding one of his books to my 2013 reading list. For reals.
Once a week I try and look for something that strengthens my belief in human kind. Something that makes me think ‘yeah we’re gonna be okay’. There so much to feel bad about, so I’ve started looking for the good. I came across these images on The Religion of Peace tumblr.
Text from The Religion of Peace: The “Jews Say No” movement held a protest in Upper Manhattan expressing their opposition to the recent air attacks by Israel on the Gaza strip. They stood silently, holding posters and placards which voiced their concerns. New York, USA, 22nd August, 2011. (Demotix Images)
I’ve decided that this year I’m going to work on some D.I.Y projects for my home. Nothing major just some stuff to make it feel more ‘me’.
I never thought I would say thins, but this Jack Daniels hand wash/mouth wash dispenser is charming. So… So me! (Via The Classy Issue – click on image to go there)
Last year I decided to read one book a month and I did a post about it on my old blog. I’m sharing some of those post. Pulled this directly from my old bog.
It took me forever to finish the March book, but it feels like I flew through this months book (Gem Squash Tokoloshe). I had never heard of the author or the book, as mentioned before. Half of the book is set in the 80s (South Africa) and it is told by a seven year old girl named Faith. She lives on a farm with her parents and is oblivious to how big or bad the world. All she knows is her family, their community and the ‘fairies’ that her mother often tells her about.
Faith’s world falls starts unraveling when her parents separate and it seems nothing goes right from that point on. I don’t want to ruin the book for you, so I can’t go into too much detail. The second part of the book is from the perspective of Faith in her 20s. Again I can’t say much but you begin to see the impact that the events of her childhood have had on her.
I love the story because of how it was stuck between the ‘real’ world and a ‘mystical’ one. I enjoy those kind of things, which is why Beloved is one of my favourite books. Be warned you will come across the k-word a few times. If that doesn’t put you off, keep reading
When I was younger, growing up in Soweto, this song used to come on every day in the week leading up to Christmas. It makes me happy and sad.
SABC has moved on and they don’t play it anymore. Thank goodness for internet This was the only decent-ish video I could find. And you can sing along if you want ha ha.